Dan Chudnov, Donald Moses, Paul Pound and Stevan Harnad do the early afternoon at Access 2009
I unfortunately missed a lot of Dan's talk getting another speaker setup. I came in when Dan was talking about the LOCs new linked data initiative with LC Subject Headings, which are accessible in a smart and flexible framework. The library community should be eating this up - LC Subject Headings available as linked data, and free. LC is also making their newspaper data available as linked data, which is very exciting for us at UPEI with the work we are doing on newspapers. Very exciting stuff - thanks for going to Library of Congress Dan!
Donald and Paul gave an overview of the IslandLives project at UPEI, including a summary of the the new Islandora software and the basic architecture. IslandLives is UPEIs project to digitize the Island's local histories and provide a reach discovery and collaborative layer around these resources. Some of the innovative features of the project include the use of Islandora (a Drupal-Fedora collaborative repository system), automated workflows, Drupal-based TEI editor and more.